Parents need to know that Shéhérazade is a contemporary French crime drama with English subtitles. Set in a section of Marseilles where several generations of North African immigrants live, it's a gritty, often disturbing, look at a poor community teeming with crime, poverty, and cultural deprivation. The "hero," a troubled teen with no realistic options when he's released from a juvenile detention center, turns to crime again. Central to the story is prostitution and the harrowing life of the women and girls who work to survive, along with their pimps. It also spotlights drug dealers, thugs, territorial clashes, and the isolation of the community's young people. Several violent sequences feature savage beatings and their bloody aftermath. Gunfire at close range occurs. Young women are raped (off-camera), abused, held hostage, and taunted. Sexual conversation, exploitation, and female bodies for sale are part of the fabric of the film. Profanity is constant, degrading, and vicious, including multiple forms of "f--k," "s--t," "bastard," "ass," and insults such as "f--got" and "whore." Drugs and alcohol are pervasive: marijuana, drunkenness, and a sympathetic transgender prostitute uses crack cocaine on camera. A socially relevant drama, this movie is for very mature teens and adults only.